What does Gladis mean?
Gladis /glad-is/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Welsh and Latin origin, and the name Gladis means "lame". Gladis is a version of Gladys (Welsh, Latin): transcription of Claudia. Compare last name Goldis.
How popular is Gladis?
Gladis is a very popular first name for women (#1823 out of 4276, Top 43%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#55124 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Gladys is the only prominent variation form of Gladis (not ranked). Variants like Glad are seldom used. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.985%) and is now much less popular, with Gladys becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Gladis and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)